Georgia football: Modern-era Mount Rushmore – Herschel Walker and the Dawgs

Herschel Walker, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images).
Herschel Walker, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Steve Limentani/ISI Photos/Getty Images). /
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Aaron Murray #11 of the Georgia Bulldogs (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Who are the best Georgia football players of all time? From Herschel Walker to David Pollack, here is the Georgia football modern-era Mount Rushmore.

This past year, Georgia football was once again in the competition for the College Football Playoff until the very end. They were a top-10 team for most of the season, and one of the hardest outs each and every season. That hasn’t, however, led to a lot of National Championships. It’s a complicated legacy for the Georgia Bulldogs.

That makes it complicated when looking at who is on this team’s “Mount Rushmore”. We’re looking at modern-era greats for Georgia. The Bulldogs have not won a national title since 1980, so the nostalgia in picking a Mount Rushmore comes down to who looked best on the field. We don’t have to worry about overrating a championship quarterback.

While the winning legacy of the Bulldogs is complicated, the talent and production are not. Georgia had some of the most talented players in the history of college football. The College Football Hall of Fame is in Atlanta, which tells you where college football lives.

Picking a modern era Mount Rushmore is never easy, but this one got interesting. Georgia is home to some of the best running backs of all time, including Todd Gurley, Terrell DavisNick Chubb and Sony Michel, none of which made this list. Also not making this list, number-one overall pick Matthew Stafford. The Bulldogs quarterback who once owned 67 records, Eric Zeier, also didn’t make this list. A.J. Green didn’t make the list. Hines Ward isn’t here either. Defensive greats like Richard Seymour and Justin Houston were left off for better options.

There are too many great Georgia football players to give the entire list. However, when looking at the modern-era Mount Rushmore, these four stand above the rest.